Hypoxia induces abnormal larval development and affects biofilm-larval interaction in the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans.

@article{Shin2013HypoxiaIA,
  title={Hypoxia induces abnormal larval development and affects biofilm-larval interaction in the serpulid polychaete Hydroides elegans.},
  author={Paul K.S. Shin and Jonathan Y.S. Leung and J W Qiu and Put O. Ang and Jill Man-Ying Chiu and Vengatesen Thiyagarajan and Siu Gin Cheung},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={76 1-2},
  pages={
          291-7
        }
}
Hydroides elegans, a worldwide fouling polychaete, can spawn throughout the year, but its recruitment drops during summer when hypoxia prevails. Here, the influence of hypoxia on larval development and settlement of H. elegans was investigated. Results showed that larval development was compromised at 1mg O2 l(-1) with a lower proportion of competent larvae and a higher proportion of malformed larvae, probably due to reduction in clearance rate. Regarding larval settlement, although most of the… Expand
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